First Person

THE REALITY OF OUR FASHION EDUCATION IN MALAYSIA BY XIA YI

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have always wanted to initiate a conversation amongst fashion creatives who went through this exact struggle as I did. I was born and raised in a family of incredibly strong women who constantly had to wear the pants. Growing up in a working class family, I was heavily influenced by my mother’s career path. Xia Yi on the reality of our education on Malaysia

I TOOK MY HIJAB OFF BY SILLA ALAM

Reading Time: 7 minutes Women should be given the autonomy to do what they
want with their bodies, and that includes whether they want to wear the hijab or not wear it. But
the manner in which these topics are approached, that’s what I’m worried about. Discussions
about the hijab are difficult, you either end up offending those who still wear it and those who
don’t.

IDOLA (2002) BY YASMIN ARISA

Reading Time: 4 minutes
You know when you’re listening to a song that makes you feel like you’re in the movie of your life? High on emotions, fiddling your hair as you catch yourself sun/stargazing; on the verge of bursting into tears, reminiscing the romance you’ve never had, or craving the notion to be in love.

MAYBE, A WORK IN PROGRESS BY ROISIN MAYA

Reading Time: 5 minutes Flying back to Malaysia a month ago, I was in a complete daze. The goodbyes at Heathrow were like something out of a movie. There have been a few times now in my life I have physically felt the moment my heart broke and that was definitely one of them. Leaving behind all that I had known for over a year now – yes over a year that I had been that I had not been home to Malaysia.

Instagram and Art by Tengku Nurin

Reading Time: 4 minutes Tengku Nurin a performance artist talks about visual art in the age of Instagram together with EEE Lab, Saishogen and Bono Stellar for Urbanscapes 2018.